Age Discrimination Law in Europe
Although the effect of the EC Anti-Discrimination Framework Directive 2000/78 pervades age discrimination law in all Member States, the courts of each country can and do interpret its provisions – especially pertaining to sanctions – in various ways. In addition, claims of discrimination are handled according to national law, and an administrative law system with its own particular procedure is usually present.
This very useful book provides a country-by-country overview of anti-discrimination legislation and related jurisprudence in the 27 EU Member States as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Turkey. The reports, written by experienced employment lawyers from each country, offer expert practical guidance and analysis regarding national laws affecting access to employment and vocational training, information and consultation, working conditions, recruitment, dismissal, retirement, and other relevant factors. The emphasis throughout is on the application of the crucial conceptual elements that derive from EC anti-discrimination law – direct adverse treatment, indirect discrimination, and the grounds on which a difference in treatment due to age is permissible.